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THE EXAMINATIONS                           39

of injustice in human life; and a celestial guide for all the wandering
spirits. Immediately before their departure, Su Shim formally pre-
sented these images to the temple and went to say farewell to the spirit
of his dead wife. The prayer ended with the words: "I have done these
things in the hope that your soul, if it is still conscious, will either go
up to Heaven or float around in the upper or the lower regions in
complete comfort and ease, just as I myself am going to roam over
the world in complete freedom."